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October 8, 1938

Lehrbuch der Differentialdiagnose innerer Krankheiten

JAMA. 1938;111(15):1404. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790410060035

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This edition merits continued praise as an excellent textbook of differential diagnosis. The presentation of the material is simple and well organized and the subjects differentiated appear in the page margins. The photographic illustrations are excellent. It is of interest that the author includes acute leukemia in the differential diagnosis of acute fevers. This is not usual in standard textbooks of medicine. From the clinical point of view the author is probably correct. The subject matter, whether an acute or a chronic disease, is extremely well differentiated. A condition as rare as arteritis nodosa as well as the common cause of headaches is presented. While the references to the literature are rather old, the author has not failed to mention some of the more recent important observations. The references to the American literature on the whole are scanty and in a few instances erroneous. Thus on page 587 Bargen is

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